Ryan Higa's How to Write Good

Ryan Higa's How to Write Good

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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An unconventional, irreverent, yet heartfelt memoir by Ryan Higa, one of the top creators on YouTube. With pictures! And illustrations! And, y'know, words.
I know you're used to seeing me on the Internet, but here I am, coming at you in book form. You might be asking yourself, A Book? You? Why?

Great question! Why did I write a book?

Listen, I'm as surprised about it as you are. But I have a story to tell that I believe will help inspire people who are going through tough times to not only persevere through those tough times but to excel in them. And I couldn't be the only YouTuber without a book, could I?

So, welcome to Ryan Higa's How to Write Good , by me, Ryan Higa.

This is the story of how I went from being a relatively happy kid to being depressed and angry and filled with dark thoughts. This is the story of how I thought I had only one way out of this cruel world. This is the story of how I found a better way.

But wait, there's more! You're not only getting my story but you'll also learn how to write good--I mean well--from a college dropout who struggled in basic-level English classes and still became a legit, published Best Sailing Author. (That wasn't a typo. I plan to buy a boat one day...but probably not anytime soon. This book might not cell good.)

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316464079
Branch Call Number: 792.7028092 Hig
Characteristics: 196 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: How to write good


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Feb 18, 2018

I love Ryan Higa, and think the book will be a good read for youngsters. There were a few things that I found confusing. There was no mention of Sean ( seriously, where is he??!) and the passage about wrestling, dieting, and taking pills to lose weight was disturbing. Otherwise, an enjoyable read. Good anti-bullying message.

Nov 20, 2017

I love watching Ryan Higa's YouTube channel because he always makes me laugh. This book made me laugh as well, although it's mostly serious. It's definitely intended more for older kids and teens, but I still think it was a good read. I still find I can relate to him because I'm the same age as him.

Anyway, this book really shows how even a kid with a pretty normal life can have suicidal thoughts because of bullying and Higa shows how he overcame it by turning to comedy and videoing. There were some things I thought he could have explained a bit more because the end seemed a bit rushed ... such as how his relationship with his parents and brother changed. I also felt really anxious reading about him trying to lose 16 pounds. Eating half a can of tuna a day! Seriously!! A growing high school boy?!?! It freaked me out that high school kids would do that just for wrestling. He did mention that it was dangerous and stupid, but at the same time, said it was good for him because it proved that he could set a goal and reach it. Which sounds good, but it makes me cringe that that was his goal and I'm not sure it's really a good example.

He writes the book in such a way that makes it seem to be about how to write a book, but it is a memoir. There are a lot of illustrations, like a graphic novel, which are usually pretty funny. I think it was cleverly done and I hope he becomes a Best Sailing Author someday.

If you want to check out his YouTube channel, search "nigahiga" or "how to be ninja".


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